Dr. John Muscedere

Professor of Medicine · Queen’s University

Dr. John Muscedere MD, FRCPC is a Professor of Medicine at Queen’s University and an Intensivist at Kingston Health Sciences Center.

Intensive Care Healthy Aging Critical Care Frailty Aging

Katherine Arnup

Professor, Carleton University (Retired); Keynote & Presentation Speaker · Life Changes Coaching

Katherine Arnup is a writer, life coach, speaker, hospice volunteer, and retired Carleton University professor.

Death and Dying Medical Aid in Dying Hospice Care Aging Parents Caregiving

Prof. Suzanne Garon

Professor · School of Social Work, University of Sherbrooke

Ph. D. in Sociology (Frankfurt, Germany, 1992) is a full professor at the School of Social Work of the University of Sherbrooke

Age-friendly Environments Social Work Lifelong Learning Gerontology Research Community Development

Yong Cai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Cai is a leading expert in Chinese Society and Social Demography

Social Demography Sociology of Health Chinese Society Comparative Historical Sociology Research Methodology

Dr. David Conn

Vice-President, Education ; Director, Centre for Education and Knowledge Exchange · Baycrest

An expert and author specializing in training psychiatric and behavioral problems encountered by medical and non-medical staff.

Geriatric Psychiatry Aging and Depression Geriatrics

Prof. Sarah Harper

Director and Professor of Gerontology · Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford University

Sarah trained as an ethnographer and her early research focused on migration and the social implications of demographic change

Addressing Inequalities Global Migration Public Policy Longevity Global Population Ageing

Dr. Pamela B. Teaster

Dean of Research · Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dr. Pamela Teaster professor in the Department of Human Development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty

Dr. Mark S. Lachs

Director · Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care

Dr. Lachs is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Weill Medical College.

Elder Abuse Neglect Adult Protective Services Functional Ability Ethics

Prof. Ariela Lowenstein

Head, Social Gerontology Center for Research · University of Haifa

Professor Lowenstein's research specializes in intergenerational family relations and caregiving

Carers and Caregiving Intergenerational Family Relations Elder's Quality of Life Gerontological Education Policy Development

Dr. Toni C. Antonucci

Associate Vice President for Research · University of Michigan

Dr. Toni Antonucci is the associate vice president for research, social sciences and humanities at the University of Michigan.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty

Michael Scullin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience · Baylor University

Professor Scullin’s research investigates how sleep physiology impacts memory, education, health, and aging.

Neuroscience Sleep Physiology Cognitive Neuroscience Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Psychology

Lyndsay Green

Sociologist · Independent

Lyndsay Green is a sociologist and researcher who has spent her career helping people use communications technologies for learning

Sociology Communication Retirement Education Aging and Elderly Parenting and Technology

James Mathieu

Emeritus Professor of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Demography and Population Analysis Race and Ethnicity Sociology of the Developing World Sociology of Africa Sociology of Hawaii and the Pacific

Connie Corley, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Connie Corley, PhD is a member of the doctoral faculty in the School of Leadership Studies

Human Development and Consciousness Spirituality Positive Psychology Interdisciplinary Teamwork Family Caregiving

Frank R. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor · Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Lin’s epidemiologic research established the impact of hearing loss on the risk of cognitive decline, dementia & brain aging in elderly

Hearing Aids Cognitive Decline Epidemiology Aging Hearing Loss

Prof. Yaakov Stern

Professor of Neuropsychology · Columbia University

Neurology and psychology expert exploring the neural basis for cognitive aging and cognitive reserve

Alzheimer's Disease Cognitive Reserve Psychology Neurology Cognitive Neuroscience

Anne Katz

Clinical Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Professor focused on adults and healthy aging with expertise in aging in prison, HIV/AIDS, and women’s issues.

Prison health HIV / AIDS Social Work Education Social Work Adults and Healthy Aging

Michael J. McClure, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | BE, Vanderbilt University | Ph.D, Virginia Commonwealth University · VCU College of Engineering

Understanding the role of extracellular matrix and mechanical forces to regulate skeletal muscle structure, function, and innervation.

Muscle aging Cell-matrix interactions Integrin-mediated signaling Myoblast fusion Regenerative rehabilitation in skeletal muscle trauma

Zhenmei Zhang

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in elder abuse, aging, and sociological aspects of health

Population Aging Dementia Health Disparities

Prof. Alan J. Sinclair

Director · Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People, Diabetes Frail Ltd

Professor Alan Sinclair is an international expert in diabetes and clinical gerontology

DR Barometer Program Re-enablement in Diabetes Ageing frailty and sarcopaenia Cognitive dysfunction and dementia in diabetes Diabetes Mellitus